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israeli police fight with palestinian youth at the al-aqsa compound in jerusalem hello, this is al jazeera live from doha. i'm dale finucane. also ahead the german city of munich is overwhelmed bip the large number of refugees. resignations in the british labour party, after the election of a controversial new leader. >> i'm charlie angela at the
film festival. the prestigious golden lion has been awarded to a first-time venezuela director israeli police fought with palestinians at the al-aqsa mosque compound in jerusalem. police say they entered the courtyard to arrest young palestinian stone throwers. the palestinian president mahmoud abbas condemned what he said was an attack against worshippers at the holy sight. the confrontation coming hours before the start of the year. the al-aqsa compound is inside the city, known as the noble sanctuary. for many, it's the third holiest site in islam after mecca and medina, and the sacred site in judaism. israel captured the site in 1967 and annexed it in a move that has never been internationally
recognised. >> nicky is a spokesman for israeli police, and says that officers had no choice but to intervene. >> well, you can see for yourself in the footage that fire works were fired from withinside the al-aqsa mosque, one of the holy sights, fired from within site at the police officers. that's our policy only to shut the front doors without entering inside the mosque. our police units patrol the area, making sure it's safe. and because it's within a close area of the western wall. where there are hundreds of people praying on the other side, and i'm talking about the western wall. the heightened security that is taking place in jerusalem is a standard security measure due to the fact that we have the jewish festival inside jerusalem, and thousands will visit the old city and the areas in order to
participate the secretary-general of the palestinian national initiative says that israeli police are being dishonest. >> the israeli police lied, they lied many times before and a lying again. and respectful tv stations should not investigate the lies, but investigate objectively what happened. and i believe an objective examination of the situation, how can they throw tear gas in a mosque where people pray peacefully. as you see from the scenes, the army is using the fire bombs and the tear gas. it's the one practicing aggression. on the other hand what israeli is trying to do is impose a system of racism where jewish israelis are giving privileges, not those that mourn, but they want them to enter the mosque. the islamic site that a holy to muslim people . when the army allow me, for instance to go and pray in the mosque. will they allow me to pray near
the western wall. or any palestinian, of course not. we are living through a system of appetite, and the israeli minister himself, an illegal settler, enters the mosque. they are provoking the feelings, and provoke the conflict. >> thanks indeed. the german city of munich says that more than 12,000 refugees arrived on saturday alone. it's calling on other german cities to help it deal with the influx the the number of people entering hungary, thousands entering the country, despite the erection of a new border fence. let's go live to the hungry-serbia boarder. mohammed jamjoom is there. a lot of people waiting behind you. >> that's right. as you mentioned, yesterday a
record number of people crossing serbia into hungary, over 4,300 people giving you an idea of how many are coming in behind me. they have doubled in size since we were out there yesterday, and while conditions are better, while there are more volunteers picking up trash, distributing water and food, the fact of the matter is that it is still fairly dire. i want to move around a little bit. if you follow me, giving you an example. setting the scene. u.n.h.c.r. pleading with the hungarian government, allowing them to set up the encampment. look at the tents behind us. so many more than there had been three days ago. trash. strewn everywhere. discarded clothing.
food rotting in the sun. kids sweeping out here at night. wading through some time in the day time. there's not nearly enough titles. look behind me, there's more volunteers here today. there's essentially a soup kitchen area over there, where volunteers, charities, cooking, but the refugees telling us not enough food. if you look this way behind me, there are the police, they are shepherding folks on to the buses. dozens, hundreds, as they wait for hours and hours. to take them to the detention facility that is a few kilometres away. the influx not stopping, doesn't appear to be stopping. the fence they are building, a kilometre down in that direction, along the railroad
tracks leading into serbia, they are trying to work on the fence. they are trying to put a gate where the train tracks are, so there's no way the refugees can pass. all that we speak with say there's so many coming behind them. they are planning to come in. the worry is what's happening is when hungary wins the boarder. they have units on the border here. today there has been shoppers hovering above us. it will be difficult for people to cross. they escaped with their lives from groups like i.s.i.l., they are coming here, that is where it will be thousands of refugees continued to enter europe via
the mediterranean sea further south. jonah hull has the latest on the situation from the greek island of lesbos. >> reporter: the pace of arrivals at the refugee camp in lesbos has not slowed. something else has changed. the pace at which they are able to leave. under pressure from u.n.'s refugee agency and the e.u., police reinforcements register up to 2,000 a day. that's almost the same number as those landing on the island of turkey every day. the chaos and disorder turned to calm efficiency. >> now i take photocopy and go now. >> reporter: do you know that two weeks ago it was difficult here. >> my friend was telling me you don't have to come, it's pressure. it's really pressure. >> reporter: now it's better. i was surprised what he told me and what i saw.
it's a big difference. >> the transformation of the camp since i was last here is extraordinary. two weeks ago this was a squalid, woeful place. thousands sleeping and living rough for days on end, with virtually no assistance. there are decent sanitation facilities, proper tents, medical facilities, and there's a feeding station freely distributing food. >> i hate to think how this man would have coped before. faisal was shot through both legs during an attack in the university of raqqa, he was studying biology. >> what does it mean to you to be here in europe, away from syria? >> translation: i've made my way through struggle and hardship. taking great risks in order to seek medical treatment. there are specialists treating the conditions.
the greek government pushed the government to lay on for. people paid for the tips. -- for the tickets of course. >> they are saying maybe one hour later it would be 80. what should be do. >> reporter: you have a long journey ahead of you and other expenses along the way. >> yes, five, six countries to go. >> reporter: in a few days, more than 30,000 refugees and migrants. they have left leb os. good news for this island and them. bad news for the crowded road ahead that will get busier saudi arabia's king salman promised to find out what caused a crane to collapse, killing 107 people on friday. he toured the damage grand mosque in mecca. the accident happened days before the annual hajj pilgrimage when millions of
muslims from around the world visit the site. >> arab foreign ministers at a meeting in cairo are expected to submit a draft resolution on the conflict to yemen. the plan pushes for dialogue to resume. six months after the war began, humanitarian conditions are worsening. >> survival is possible in southern yemen. this includes the old way of doing things. for five months, water and electricity have been scarce. where there was plenty, these are difficult times. >> people are having a hard time finding water. we walk for 50km a day to get supplies to villages and rural areas. >> the tough conditions have not stopped people from flocking to the military camps. hundreds have come to the training ground, hoping to join the military. >> translation: we are training
people in a way that makes them able to secure the city and gets them ready to defend it from possible attacks. >> the fighting with houthis ended a few weeks ago. the destructive tendency too clear. yemeni is a stay with a history of armed conflicts. it has produced three yemeni presidents. it's looking to the past for the future. still to come, a month after china's worst industrial disaster the city remains on edge. we'll explain why... >> i'm in port-au-prince where the american red cross has been accused of mismanaging half a million. we'll meet with the organization's leaders and finding out what really happened.
the top stories on al jazeera. israeli police fought with palestinians at the al-aqsa compound. officers entered the courtyard to arrest young palestinians that were throwing stones. the german city of munich says it's being overwhelmed by the large number of refugees arriving there. germany expects to receive more refugees than any other nation. it anticipates 40,000 arrivals this weekend alone. the humanitarian situation in the yemeni city is getting worse. there's a shortage of water, tristy. arab foreign ministries is
expected to submit a draft resolution aimed at ending the war returning to the top story, the refugee crisis in europe. a research fellow at the french national center for scientific research joins us from paris. before talking about the refugee situation in the middle east. i want your thoughts on the story we touched on a few moments ago. after extending a warm welcome to hundreds of thousands making their way across europe. munich in germany says it can't ko.. >> it's a massive in flux that germany is undergoing. the recent explanation of copa america has given more refugees and asylum seekers to reach germany after a journey through europe.
but we are dealing with more than a crisis, a crisis for the e.u. system and the question of responsibility of each state in the welcoming welcoming of refugees. what has been said many times is that it's not great, the harmonisation of the asylum seekers and the solidarity between the states and cities across the countries and different member states. >> the danger is high for europe. it's worth bearing in mind that the vast majority are in the middle east. turkey lebanon, jordan. despite a tide of people making their way across europe. >> absolutely. and what we do today is once
again the heart of crisis is happening in the near east. and we talk about 4 million displaced. neighbouring countries, total 7 million displaced. this is cumulating with the palestinian population in syria. with iraqi refugees. afghans crossing over through the region, we are talking about a region of intensed mobility, and the crisis recently reached the shores of europe. and we can question the lack of foresight on behalf of european leaders. i mean, this kind of crisis is bound to bring refugees to the boarders of europe, and europe has had the seriousness of such crisis. let's remember in 1992 during the wars in former yugoslavia,
we had roughly the same numbers of refugees coming to europe. that is to say approximately 700,000 people from former yugoslavia getting into europe. and at the time europe was 15 countries. so really this lag of foresight is what we should question on behalf of the european state and union as a hole. >> thank you for joining us less than 24 hours after what has been described as the bys egg upset in -- biggest upset in british politics, several members of the opposition labour party in the u.k. resigned their shadow cabinet posts, opposed to the election of jeremy corbyn as party leader. many thing that the socialist views will make it impossible for the party to be re-elected. but many who support him think that the policies will resonate
with voters disillusioned by years of economic austerity. paul brennan is following developments for us. >> 59.9%. 60" of his party voted in support of his leadership. the idea of a civil war or to off the him is fanciful. this is an opposition party now, looking for its direction, looking for where it will go next and working out where it will put arguments forward, given the fact that it will be out of touch for a minimum of four years. the next general election is not until 2020. as far as general media in the u.k. the left-leaning "observer says corinne hails his new mandate. "the observer" is largely
support mfibut warns principle is nothing without power at the end. the sundayle "telegraph" says death of labour. corbin leads by a land slide. top watson, his deputy as unions take control of the party. we'll hear more of that. now moving to the real right wing. press, the sunday times. corban starts the labour civil war, is the front page of the sunday times. picture jeremy corbyn there. the mail on sunday, very conservative right wing leading paper. red and bury. red being the colour of the socialist flag that jeremy corbyn would ally under. . >> nigeria's president has been accused of marginalizing people. he has made dozens of appointments. the majority have been chosen
from his own region in the north. we have this report. prompting calls for a fairer representation representation. >> reporter: this is a meeting of activists from ebos. they represent it. they are angry that the president has not given anyone from the region any of over 30 new government jobs. he has given 24 out of 41 jobs from people from the north. >> the has appointed many, and the appointments are the major appointees of the government. and they are the ones that use the poll says. >> among the appointees are a chief of staff. head of intelligence, customs and immigration from the region. the reason they've been excluded
has roots history. >> in the 1960s, people from the south-east tried to breakaway from nigeria, leading to years of civil war. many feel that's the reason they are marginalized and excluded from the top jobs. >> during the civil war. the president, a former soldiers fought against the forces in the south-east. e.v.o. made anti-ebo ros remarks during the way. >> no one proved he made anti-e.v.o. statements. according to the constitution there must we one. there's a minimum of five ministers. then their ambassador positions. many ambassador positions. then there are positions. do you know how many.
601. both positions. nobody should talk about marge inialisation. it's not reality. >> people are demanding the president cancel some of those appointments. the activists say they'll call for protests if people are not represented it's a month now since china's worst industrial accident. 173 died when warehouses storing dangerous chemicals exploded in the port city in the north-east. more than 200 remain in hospital as adrian brown reports. >> reporter: the epicentre a month on. the explosions levelled part of the port, incinerating shipping
containers and people. >> smoke was arriving after the disaster zone, another unexplained explosion, nearby specialists tested the air quality. >> they left as soon as we asked questions. despite the danger, they had to evacuate their homes, returning to collect possessions under the supervision of police. they, in many cases unfit for use. >> you have to throw this away. >> throw it to the rubbish, because it's contaminated. yes, yes. emotions are raw. >> translation: i feel so sad. my mother is still in hospital. if my tears could solve my problems, i would cry for a year. >> the area had been a thriving
economic zone. this was an exhibition center. a show case for the worst scrooel accident. >> no one knows how long the clean up could go on for. the air here at the epicentre has a sweet metallic chemical taste, and people nearby say they don't yes if the air outside the exclusion zone is safe to breathe right now. environmental groups say this was a man made zasure, the result of putting profit ahead of safety. >> i would say it's the negligence of the government to handle hazardous weapons. there's a lot of loopholes and short comings of how it managed for now. the government moved switly on
compensation. offering money to the families of fire-fighters who perished. >> the major city cleared compensation. we met no one that believed it will be safe to return. >> now, a film about the relationship between a street kid and a rich man took the top prize at the film festival charlie takes a look at the movies that captivated audiences at this year's festival. [ clapping ] >> reporter: a surprise win for a first-time venezuelan director with a film depicting a slow blossoming relationship between a middle age loner and a young street kid.
until now he's been relatively unknown but since the win, it will catapault the director into a different league and give him a huge voice. >> we are having problems, but we are positive. we are an amazing nation and we'll talk to each other more. we'll go through, i am sure about it. >> reporter: the critics say it's graceful. it's subtle, and because it's in spanish, the award will give it much-needed international exposure. >> it's a little too enigmatic, a very controlled film. i can see why they went or an assured film. it's strong in what it wants to say. however, i think that it's quite mysterious and a difficult film for people to embrace. that's a reason i'm glad it got the award. >> the prize for the best director went to argentina's
pablo, with "el clan", one of many films based on a true story, a famous kidnapping family, and a 1980s, reign of terror. it's dark, brooding, fantastic performances. but the biggest applause was for ghanaian abraham ata, winning a best young actor, playing a 9-year-old child soldier in "beast of no nation", he portrayed an orphan child forced to kill for an african warlord, heart-breakingly well. bringing to life the disturbing reality of thousands of children in uganda and liberia. contrasting with the glamour of the red carpet films engaging with issues concerned about. the screens exploded with images, war, conflict and a vast migration bringing hundreds of thousands to the shores of europe. so it should because film is a universal union.